Deputies: Marine charged with statutory rape of 12-year-old

CRAVEN COUNTY - A Cherry Point Marine has been charged with statutory rape involving a 12-year-old, said investigators.

According to the Carteret County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrested 20-year-old Bryan Dieppa-Ramirez, of Havelock, on Feb. 9.

Investigators said the suspect committed statutory rape on a 12-year-old girl in Newport in July 2013.

Dieppa-Ramirez is being held in the Carteret County Jail under a $200,000 bond and has already had his first court appearance, said deputies.

Dieppa-Ramirez is a 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Marine based at Cherry Point, a base official told NewsChannel 12.

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